Jen Marlowe, a journalist with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, is currently traveling through South Sudan. It's the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which ended Africa's longest running civil war.
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An estimated 100,000 people were killed and another 2 million displaced during Bosnia's civil war 14 years ago. Special correspondent Kira Kay and producer Jason Maloney of the Bureau for International Reporting recently traveled to central Bosnia to report on how one ethnically-partitioned school mirrors the country's struggles with identity today.
Sri Lanka declared victory after decades of civil war with the separatist group known as the Tamil Tigers. The government said it had captured the last sliver of rebel-held territory in Sri Lanka's north and killed the leader of the movement.
As the Sri Lankan military wages a bloody battle against the rebel Tamil Tigers, civilians are getting caught in the crossfire. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio explores the background to the conflict and what the future holds for Sri Lanka. Rohan Gunaratna, Ambassador Jeffrey Lunstead and Ahilan Kadirgamar join the conversation. Listen now.
For more than two decades, the government of Sri Lanka has been fighting a civil war with a rebel group known as the Tamil Tigers. Now, the war may be reaching a climax as the government launches a final assault in the last rebel-held area, after the Tamil Tigers ignored an ultimatum to surrender.
As the Sri Lankan military encroaches on the rebel Tamil Tigers, protests are rising up around the world — from London to Oslo to Ottawa — as Tamils living abroad demonstrate against the Sri Lankan offensive. Nirmala Rajasingam, a Sri Lankan Tamil activist who lives in exile in London, argues that Tamil protesters abroad need to face difficult truths about the Tamil Tigers and their tactics.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to Liberia, discusses the positive example set by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and some of the challenges faced by a country rebuilding since the aftermath of its second civil war.